Oil Filter Shortage

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I know it's probably been mentioned on other Jeep forums, but I wanted to mention it here. Because- I was at my local dealer yesterday in the parts department picking up an oil filter for my 392 (the standard MO-339) and the parts guy said "You better get two". He explained that by October, there's going to be filter shortages and they may even have to get the filters from aftermarket sources at that point. If they can get them at all. (And keep in mind, a lot of Jeeps and other vehicles use this particular filter).
No oil shortages yet for the 0w-40, but they are having diesel engine oil shortages right now. It's probably gonna be a mess in the fall. Stock up to last a year I'd say, or two. I'm not posting this anywhere else, as to not make the problem worse sooner. This is just for us 392 special folks.

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The shortages are ridiculous. Seeing it in many different sectors. Hope it gets better.
I did some research on oil filters. Wix XP 57060XP looks like a good alternative to mo-339. They also make versions of MO-899 (57899XP)

I watched some youtube videos and I never knew there was so much difference in oil filters. Wix is a great brand and recommended by many, the XP use synthetic media which is supposed to be good.

Too much information out there for me to digest and pick a winner. Funny that I always just ran a cheap FRAM PH8A on my high performance mustang and it did fine. Never even thought about brand of oil filter till I saw someone bring it up on the SRT forum...
I ended up ordering Wix XP 57899XP. Supposedly wix makes the mo-899 mopar. The 899 is larger than the 339, but fit well on my 392. Many other forums seem to run the filters interchangeably. The 899 has a 16psi bypass as opposed to 12 psi bypass in 339 if my research is correct.

I'm not an oil filter expert, so don't take my advice and if there are any oil filter experts on here, feel free to educate me.
 
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The shortages are ridiculous. Seeing it in many different sectors. Hope it gets better.
I did some research on oil filters. Wix XP 57060XP looks like a good alternative to mo-339. They also make versions of MO-899 (57899XP)

I watched some youtube videos and I never knew there was so much difference in oil filters. Wix is a great brand and recommended by many, the XP use synthetic media which is supposed to be good.

Too much information out there for me to digest and pick a winner. Funny that I always just ran a cheap FRAM PH8A on my high performance mustang and it did fine. Never even thought about brand of oil filter till I saw someone bring it up on the SRT forum...
I ended up ordering Wix XP 57899XP. Supposedly wix makes the mo-899 mopar. The 899 is larger than the 339, but fit well on my 392. Many other forums seem to run the filters interchangeably. The 899 has a 16psi bypass as opposed to 12 psi bypass in 339 if my research is correct.

I'm not an oil filter expert, so don't take my advice and if there are any oil filter experts on here, feel free to educate me.

I just use what the owner's manual or what the Mopar website tells me to use. I'm simple that way.
 
I just use what the owner's manual or what the Mopar website tells me to use. I'm simple that way.
I hear you man. I was the same. Would just use whatever showed up on the little thing at walmart.......until reading some of the oil filter debates and watching a video or too....

There are lots of videos like this that are food for thought. Prior to this, I didn't even know what was in an oil filter (at least not exactly)

 
I know it's probably been mentioned on other Jeep forums, but I wanted to mention it here. Because- I was at my local dealer yesterday in the parts department picking up an oil filter for my 392 (the standard MO-339) and the parts guy said "You better get two". He explained that by October, there's going to be filter shortages and they may even have to get the filters from aftermarket sources at that point. If they can get them at all. (And keep in mind, a lot of Jeeps and other vehicles use this particular filter).
No oil shortages yet for the 0w-40, but they are having diesel engine oil shortages right now. It's probably gonna be a mess in the fall. Stock up to last a year I'd say, or two. I'm not posting this anywhere else, as to not make the problem worse sooner. This is just for us 392 special folks.

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Just crawled underneath mine, and my 392 factory filter has the 0489-2339-AB.

Wondering if these are also the same as the factory Mopar 392 filter:

4892339AA​

and/or

4892339AC​


Slightly different part numbers obviously, but they both seem to come up when searching for the factory 392 filter.

Appreciate the input.
 
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I know it's probably been mentioned on other Jeep forums, but I wanted to mention it here. Because- I was at my local dealer yesterday in the parts department picking up an oil filter for my 392 (the standard MO-339) and the parts guy said "You better get two". He explained that by October, there's going to be filter shortages and they may even have to get the filters from aftermarket sources at that point. If they can get them at all. (And keep in mind, a lot of Jeeps and other vehicles use this particular filter).

Just crawled underneath mine, and my 392 factory filter has the 0489-2339-AB.

Wondering if these are also the same as the factory Mopar 392 filter:

4892339AA​

and/or

4892339AC​


Slightly different part numbers obviously, but they both seem to come up when searching for the factory 392 filter.

Appreciate the input.

When I look up 4892339AA on Mopar it just sends me to 4892339AB and states: Replaces:4884900AB, 4892339AA, 5047769AA, 68197769AA.

So it’s possible that AB replaced AA. So I personally would use the factory filter 4892339AB (as pictured at top.)

As far as AC goes, I don’t see that one.
 
When I look up 4892339AA on Mopar it just sends me to 4892339AB and states: Replaces:4884900AB, 4892339AA, 5047769AA, 68197769AA.

So it’s possible that AB replaced AA. So I personally would use the factory filter 4892339AB (as pictured at top.)

As far as AC goes, I don’t see that one.
Yeah, beats me. The more I look into it, the more confusing it gets in regards to the various Mopar filters for the 392 engines. I’ve been a little reluctant to use anything other than the factory Mopar filter due to the potential for the gasket not seating well, etc., but if I can find the AB, I will just buy that one.

I run Wix filters on almost everything I own and have already bought several for the 392, but it’s probably good to have several of each (Mopar and Wix) on hand in these crazy times that we are living in.
 
Mopar uses AB, AC etc at the end of part # to indicate new versions.
 
I just did some research and discovered the MO-041 SRT MOPAR filter, is actually manufactured in Poland. This may be the cause for the shortage, considering they’ve been busy taking on nearly 3 million refugees.
BTW, have you bought fertilizer stock yet? 😉
 
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